The next issue of the Truman Today will be June 6. The Truman Today is printed biweekly during the summer. Submissions for this issue are due by June 1 to

Tim Warren will present the next Tech Break for faculty and staff from 2-3 p.m., May 13, in the SUB Room 309. His presentation is titled “Gone Phishing (Identity Theft).” Chad Tatro will present “Protecting Your Home PC” from 2-3 p.m., May 20, in the SUB Alumni Room. A Tech Break also will take place from 2-3 p.m., May 27, in the SUB Alumni Room. Go to for more information.

This year’s annual boiler shutdown for maintenance and inspection is scheduled for May 15-29. The campus will be without steam for building heat and hot water throughout the shutdown period. It is anticipated that the boilers will be back on-line by the afternoon of May 29. For questions regarding the shutdown or schedule conflicts to address, please notify the Physical Plant Office as soon as possible at 785.4200.

Attention Former JBA Faculty: 2005 marks the 20th anniversary of the Joseph Baldwin Academy. JBA attracts hundreds of gifted junior high students from across the nation to campus every summer to take a three-week class taught by a Truman professor. The JBA program is compiling a list of everyone who has ever taught a JBA course. There will be a reunion reception from 2-4 p.m., July 23. If you have ever taught JBA, please e-mail Jana Morton at and tell her the years and courses you taught.

Student Senate and the Residential College Program invite all members of the Truman community to read “War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning” by Chris Hedges (First Anchor Books, 2002) and/or “Betsey Brown” by Ntozake Shange (Picador, 1985) as part of the Summer Reading Program. The community is invited to join them for discussion of these books at 7 p.m., Aug. 31, in the SUB Georgian Room and Sept. 1. During the Aug. 31 session, they will discuss “War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning.” They will discuss “Betsey Brown” Sept. 1. Both books are available in the University Bookstore at discounted prices. For more information, go to

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